Team Rubicon honored by Smith County

Smith County Officials awarded veteran volunteers with Team Rubicon with the Smith County Community Hero Award this past week after the group worked for nearly a week helping a dozen residents cleanup storm damage, said County Communications Director Casey Murphy. County Judge Neal Franklin and Emergency Management Coordinator Brandon Moore presented the group with the

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Work continues on FM 16 west of Lindale

Bridge work continues on a section of FM 16 to the west Lindale by Texas Department of Transportation crews, said TXDOT spokesman Jeff Williford. This work is part of the widening and realignment of the roadway, Williford said, and covers an area four miles east of FM 849 to U.S. 69 near downtown. The contractor

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Capital Highlights

35 counties eligible for disaster aid Residents in a total of 35 Texas counties now qualify for individual disaster assistance following a series of severe storms and flooding that began in late April, The Dallas Morning News reported. “I thank our federal partners and emergency response personnel across our great state who are working tirelessly

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Forsyth new CSE principal

Connie Forsyth has been named as the new principal for College Street Elementary School, Lindale ISD officials announced. Forsyth has served as the principal of the Lindale Early Childhood Center for the past five years. Before assuming that role, Forsyth served as a teacher at the Lindale ECC and College Street Elementary before transitioning into

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New city council member takes oath

Gregory Kilgore was sworn as the Place 5 representative on the Lindale City Council during the council’s regular meeting Tuesday night (June 4). City Secretary Michelle Wiese administered the oath. The Place 5 seat became open when Gavin Rasco was elected mayor in May. Kilgore was recommended to the council by Mayor Pro Tem Bob

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Second round of storms wreaks havoc on area

Just as East Texans were trying to dry out from a massive spring weather event, a second arrived rapidly on its heels this past week packing 70 mph winds, wreaking havoc and leaving thousands without power for several days. The first storm system roared into East Texas on May 28 dumping several inches of rain

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East Texas Food Bank’s free summer program available

The East Texas Food Bank’s free Summer Food Program for children is now available at 42 East Texas locations, publicity officials announced. “It’s so important to make sure children do not go hungry in the summer just because school is out,” said David Emerson, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. “Here in East Texas,

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Storms topple trees, cut power

The late spring storms that barreled through Lindale and East Texas on Tuesday, May 28 downed trees, dumped several inches of rain and knocked out power to thousands of residents. And a second round of strong thunderstorms roared through the East Texas area late Monday night, leaving more than 60,000 residents without power through Tuesday

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